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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
the american people vent if will you. interesting to me, i just spent a couple days in southeastern virginia for a big piece on cnn.com publishing it tomorrow about sort of what happened in the obama mojo. take virginia. look, there were all of these obamacans. republicans who became obama fans in 2008. they crossed the aisle because they were inspired, just like some democrats were, and thought he was going to change things. i talk to democrats, republicans and independents in southeast virginia. they were basically saying, look, not angry at him. saying, we think he's a good man. we think he's got ideas and is trying, but basically said he tried to do too much too fast in the first 20 months or so, and the second thing they say, it's just a constant political environment, because of the economy. the economic issues, you and gloria were talking about that, frankly it's a throw the bums out kind of mentality. look what a couple voters we talked to, republ >> no matter how he spent his time during office and how well he represented his constituency, unfortunately the majority of citizen whose
of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a family home in falls church, virginia. >> and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. we couldn't ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. and i don't need to tell you all that. even if you you have health insurance, seen your co-payments, premiums skyrocket. even if you get health care from your employer, that employers' costs have skyrocketed and they're starting to pass more and more of those to their employees. more people don't get health care from their employers. >> now, republicans are vowing to undercut, some are actually vowing to repeal health reforms if they win control of the house. in the meantime, 20 different states are suing the federal court. in florida, calling health insurance mandates an unconstitutional power grab. basically saying that the u.s. government is not empowered to do some of the things they've done in health care reform. it's a little bit like an al capone case. it's got to do with the rights the federal government has to
from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's backyard. ro the topic of help for small business. small business is the growth engine ofco jobs in this countr. do they get eleaf? in the meantime, seniorhite house correspondent ed henry joins me to talk about taxes, politics, a stubborn economy and an election. ed? >> reporter: rig. as you lay that out, the new development here this morning, this afternoon is that this white house feels that over th weekend it sort of was a boehner blink if you will. the house republican leader sort of shifted his position. he was on cbs yesterday and was basically saying th he could support just moving forward on extending the bush taxuts for the middle class. as you just defined. individuals making $200,000 or less per year. families makes $250,000 oress we are year nap is the. obama position. remember, the president on friday gave republican as push at that news conference here at the white house and basically the middle class hostage. go forward with extending the middle class tax cuts and forget about the tax cuts for the rich. the republicans, lik
, virginia, this hour talking about the patients' bill of rights. we will take his comments live at 11:45 eastern time. >>> six months after passage of the president's signature health care bill, changes are kicking in. what they mean to you. >>> bonnie schneider is tracking the weather for us on this last day of summer. >> we are watching out for flooding due to a tropical depression in the southwest. phoenix getting hit hard with rain. hurricane season is not over by yeah means. we have a brand knew tropical thread in the caribbean that may affect the gulf later next week. i have the forecast as we welcome in fall. [ male announcer ] have something you love doing? cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from ten never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef, and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you'll need a healthy heart to do it. ♪ >>>
in the carolinas and virginia. two to four impbls of rain possible. here is the computer model for the low country, the carolinas. the white indicating as much six inches of rain total. then we have worries with the tropics. friends who live out west, you saw record-breaking temperatures across parts of the southwest. it's going to be hot again today, so we may see some issues as far as fire dangers. we have some action across northwestern caribbean. matthew is not really there, but we're worried about what could spawn from that and drift towards florida and the east coast. magically popped up. as i gave the obvious cue. this area, this is matthew back through here, which is just going to continue to give folks a lot of thunderstorm activity. then another area of low pressure here which the national hurricane center is thinking this could develop and drift that way. so obviously, all eyes on that for southern florida especially. >> looks like a spirl wheel. >>> want to talk to you about the war in afghanistan. an all out offensive to stop a book from going public about it. we'll tell you details a
're talking about here. stretching from atlanta on up into parts of the carolinas into the virginias as well. those flood watches have been posted here because we're going to be getting a whole heck of a lot of rain in the next couple days. anywhere between three and six inches. widespread can be expected. and isolated heavier amounts. when we start seeing these squall lines that aren't moving too fast, that's where we'll see rain begin to pile up. we've got delays 45 minutes out of atlanta as a result of the low clouds and the rain showers that we're having. and this is all spreading on up towards the north and to the east. so if you have travel plans, say, in the mid-atlantic in the northeastern corridor tomorrow, expect travel delays as a result of that, too. here you can see our forecast precip in the next 48 hours in cities like roanoke down towards charlotte and just southeast of atlanta is where we're expecting some of the heaviest accumulations as well. we're also keeping our eye on the tropics. matthew is done and gone, but still bringing heavy rain across parts of mexico. we've got
virginia beach and into north carolina. and then think about that big blob of cloud cover that's still to come. that could be another 6 inches of rainfall on top of these areas. >> what's going on at airports in the northeast? >> at least two hours. >> wow. >> about 20% to 30% of the planes not e even making it. just being canceled. if there's an 80 seat maximum on a plane, 50 seats full, you can get two planes into one plane. >> just be patient. how long does this go on for? >> 24 more hours. >> chad, thanks very much. >>> shocking numbers to tell you about. they involve our fighting men and women. but they are not based on the battlefield. i'll tell you when i come back. >>> let me bring you up to date with some of the top stories we're following here at cnn. the army says four soldiers who died over the week apparently took their own lives. all four were from ft. hood, texas. all were decorated veterans from the war in iraq or afghanistan. if confirmed as suicides, it would be in addition to 14 other suicides on the base this year. >>> the commercial department says the economy grew
events during this 2008 election run-up. and then later in the week he will go to virginia and iowa. all part of the president's plan to reach out to the american people and get out of that white house bubble that he admits he lives in at some times. >>> we'll be right back. [ woman ] alright, so this tylenol 8 hour lasts 8 hours. but aleve can last 12 hours. and aleve was proven to work better on pain than tylenol 8 hour. so why am i still thinking about this? how are you? good, how are you? [ male announcer ] aleve. proven better on pain. >>> top stories now. police say a man in a ski mask opened fire with an ak-47 today. it happened at university of texas library in austin. nobody hurt except the gunman who killed himself. police going building to building now to eliminate any possibility of a second gunman, but it does look like that is over with. >>> israel has intercept add small aid boat off the gaza coast. the navy re-routed the yacht "ire "irene" to an israeli port. said to be carrying toys, books and linens for children. prosthetics for children. it was gaza under a naval block
. 38 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per american per year. brianna keilar, cnn, arlington, virginia. >> so can i eat it or not? can i? all right. maybe the answers are going to be at cnn.com/eatocracy. i was really paying close attention to that to figure out what i can eat tonight. i still don't know. for mo >>> we are going to take a check of the weather here coming up. i just saw a live picture a moment ago of a couple of live reporters where it was really coming down. maybe we're going to check in with them here shortly as well. it's coming down in buckets along the eastern seaboard today. tropical storm leftovers likely to mean flooding. heading to the cnn severe weather center, next. ♪ [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. >>> taking look right now at some of the stories making headlines, we want to start at ft. hood in texas where there have been apparently four suicides there over the weekend. t
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